Faculty & Staff Profile

Thomas A. Peterson

Thomas A. Peterson, Ed. D.

Assistant Professor

Phone: 678-839-6128 | Fax: 678-839-6153

Email:  tpeters@westga.edu

Office: Education Annex 151

Hours: Mon.-Wed 1:00-3:00
Tu - Th 10:00 to 12:15


Dr. Thomas Peterson serves as an assistant professor of Cultural and Philosophical Foundations of Education in the College of Education. . He teaches mostly graduate education courses including philosophy, leadership, history, ethics, and culture. His research interests include spirituality in education, teacher renewal, teaching and learning. Prior to his appointment at UWG, Dr. Peterson was a elementary/middle school principal in NC, art teacher in California and Maryland, flight instructor, and pilot missionary to Africa.


  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Loma Linda University, 1969
  • M.Ed., Master of Education, Loma Linda University, 1972
  • Ed.D., Doctor of Education, University of North Carolina, 1991

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • ECED-4286 (Teaching Internship)    
    • EDFD-7303 (Culture & Society in Education)    
    • EDFD-7305 (History of American Education)    
    • EDFD-7309 (Philosoph Foundations of Educ)    
    • EDUC-2110 (Inv Crit and Contem Issues-Edu)    

Selected Publications

  • Peterson, T. (2003). The sensitiveness of the soul. Annual Editions. [View Publication]
  • Hogan, L., and Peterson, T. (November 2001). Camelot: Our search for the source of "good teaching." Kappa Delta Pi Record [View Publication]